Rolls-Royce is the best company to work for in Britain, according to data released by the world’s biggest job site Indeed.
The global engine manufacturer came top of a ranking of the UK’s best employers that was compiled from millions of employee reviews. The top 50 companies include both high street and business-to-business brands, as well as British and foreign-based firms.
UK-based firms perform well – accounting for 13 out of the top 20 most popular companies – and the top spot is claimed by a brand whose name has long been a byword for quality.
The top 10 is dominated by companies famed for valuing and treating their employees well. The number three firm is John Lewis, Britain’s best-known partnership – which invites employees to become partners and shares profits with them. The number seven employer is the accountancy firm KPMG, which pays for recruits to take professional exams and offers cash prizes to those who achieve high marks.
Table: Best places to work in the private sector in the UK
Based on reviews submitted by visitors to Indeed
|6||Marriott Vacations||Travel and Leisure||4,667||12|
|7||KPMG||Consulting and Business Services||1,810||424|
|8||Siemens AG||Engineering and Electronics||4,135||311|
|12||American Express||Financial Services||3,124||47|
|18||Pret A Manger||Retail||199||51|
|19||Pets at Home||Retail||243||197|
|20||Thomas Cook||Travel and Leisure||515||93|
|22||British Airways||Travel and Leisure||398||19|
|24||JP Morgan Chase||Financial Services||10,873||443|
|25||Deloitte||Consulting and Business Services||3,568||1,738|
The full list can be found at: Indeed Best Places to Work 2016
Bill Richards, UK Managing Director at global job site, Indeed, comments: “While the need to earn a salary is the imperative that makes us go to work, it’s far from the only criteria we judge work on.
“Benefits and workplace flexibility play an important role in workplace happiness, but they’re not the key determinants of what makes an organisation great. For most employees, feeling valued, a positive company culture and quality management matter more.
“Having fun, feeling like you’re having an impact and seeing that impact extend beyond the company to the world—those are the things that make a workplace really special.”
Daniel Perkins, Global Employer Brand Manager at Rolls-Royce, added: “At Rolls-Royce we recognise that our people are our power. We are therefore extremely proud to be named by Indeed as the best place to work in the UK. We employ over 23,000 people in the UK across a huge variety of roles, functions and business areas. This includes over a thousand apprentices and graduates and we work to create an environment where every employee can reach their full potential, encouraging diversity, engagement and development.”